Visiting Assistant Professor of Semantics

Visiting Assistant Professor of Semantics
Department of Linguistics
New York University Arts & Science

The Department of Linguistics at New York University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) in the area of semantics.  This is a one-year teaching position with a course load of 4 courses per year at the graduate and the undergraduate level (2 courses each). The appointment will begin on September 1, 2024 subject to budgetary and administrative approval.
The Department of Linguistics has major strengths in phonology, syntax, semantics, and sociolinguistics, as well as significant expertise in neurolinguistics, computational linguistics, morphology, fieldwork and language documentation, and acquisition. We seek a scholar whose teaching and research will strengthen the curriculum in the area of semantics, broadly construed, while also complementing and enhancing the department overall. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment.

Applications are accepted through Interfolio  

Required items are a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the names of three scholars who have agreed to write reference letters if requested.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024, and continue until finalists are identified. For more information about the NYU Department of Linguistics, visit the website, or email Professor Chris Barker (department chair), at

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary for this position is $70,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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